| Jul 23, 2013
Re "A president reflects on race," July 20
Speaking about the George Zimmerman verdict, President Obama correctly stated that "the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn't go away."...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:32 PM
In April 2004, Rajat Gupta gave a talk at Columbia University. One student asked the former global managing director of McKinsey & Co. for his views on money and wealth creation. "Yeah, I am driven by money.... However much you say that you will...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Of the 45 students who started Roya Furmuly's online remedial algebra class, just over half stayed until the end.
The instructor at Pierce College in Woodland Hills dropped about eight for attendance problems and about eight withdrew on their own. Of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy during a turbulent period in the 1970s when a cheating scandal rocked West Point months before he was forced to admit the first...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The advice to the United Nations is unambiguous: Don’t repeat the previous mistake of ignoring poor women’s access to contraception in setting goals to reduce maternal and child deaths.
“Women continue to die unnecessarily in...
| Jul 12, 2013
PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Galicia, the Atlantic-splashed left shoulder of Spain, grabbed my attention with photos of spectacular scenery and tempting cuisine. But truth be told, I wanted to see something more: the region's Sotomayor Castle, a medieval...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Can you figure out how much a $300 sofa would cost during a half-price sale? If five people share the winning numbers for a lottery with a $2-million prize, can you calculate how much money will wind up in each winner’s pocket? If questions like...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is not just a problem for military veterans, sexual assault survivors and other crime victims — it also plagues many stroke victims, according to new research.
The study, published online Wednesday...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A day after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Health Department went to court to defend its proposed cap on the sale of super-sized sodas, a published study has offered evidence that Bloomberg's plan would reduce average calorie intake among those...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86.
Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Iran’s ruling theocracy was unable to overcome its notorious infighting and unite behind a single candidate in Friday’s presidential election, which has suddenly boosted the prospects of the lone moderate in the race and rekindled interest...